Photographer's Note

Its origin dates back to Roman times.
During the Islamic period was an important trading center.

But it was the Age of Discovery that Lagos has reached its vigor.
It was from here that went D. Sebastian for Alcácer-Quibir and Infante Dom Henrique attended the city frequently.

In the fifteenth century was the center of the Portuguese navigators. Ships departed for the capture of Ceuta and Gil Eanes who rounded the Cape Bojador.
With the death of Dom Henrique, the activity moves to Lisbon. However the importance of Lagos remained, which led to the complete reconstruction of the wall.

The old core of town has the appearance of the sixteenth century inherited, caused by the fort that contained the village, and its doors did link between the beach and the countryside, not far from track fleeing Muslim.
The buildings were hiding the wall, occupying the towers and walkways. Despite several earthquakes, the urban environment has not changed and only changed the larger spaces.

The first walls date back to this size of D. Afonso V (XIV century).
What is visible now is the time of King Manuel I with ample fitted with curtains and niches adarve wide-body interspersed with quadrangular towers, reinforced at the corners and doors.
The wall facing south reaches an impressive proportion, being here the most modern bastions.

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  • Copyright: Joao Baptista (joaotagide) (132)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-00-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-07-08 5:49
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